Monday, August 4, 2008

Armchair General magazine interviews Ted Savas

We received a nice surprise when we opened the September issue of Armchair General magazine: an interview with Ted Savas in their “10 Questions” section. We knew it was coming, but of course it is always nice to see the final product in print form. =) In the interview, Ted Savas discusses his background and passion for history, how he entered the publishing business, the conception of Savas Beatie, and where the company is headed. You can read the full article here. Thanks to Armchair General for such a nice piece.


Larry Tagg said...

Ms. Keeney,

Great piece on Ted. I especially liked his advice for aspiring writers--to paraphrase, "write because you can't not write"--and his admonition that, if you're gunning for some extrinsic reward, better to go play with your kids.
A gutsy quote, too, was his insight that focus and determination make people uneasy.
Thanks for posting it.

Larry Tagg
author, The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln (Savas Beatie, Spring 2009)
author, The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln

Sarah Keeney said...

You're welcome, Larry, and please call me Sarah. Great to see you posting. We are looking forward to Spring 2009!


Fetsum Abraham said...

I am an author expecting my book to come out in weeks. How do I introduce it to the public through the Boarders books?

Sarah Keeney said...

Hi Fetsum,

Thanks for your post, and coming across my blog. Congratulations on your new book. Generally speaking, the answer to your question depends on whether your book is self published or whether it is published by a publishing company. If you are a self-published author, then I would recommend checking out blogs and articles like this one for tips: If your book is published by a small, medium, or large-sized publishing company, then getting your book in bookstores will mainly be the company’s job. They should be doing this directly, or working with a trade distributor to make it happen. Ask them how you can help as the author. Also, I am not sure where you are located, but Borders bookstores are going out of business:

Good luck!